Making The Jump From Freelancer To Full-Time Employee

A lot of what I share here on The Scope revolves around making the jump from full-time employee to full-time freelancer.

Having been a full-time freelance communications consultant for nearly six years, I know too well how much of a privilege and equally, a challenge, it is to be self-employed. That has so much to do with why I started The Scope. I wanted to create a space where I could share my learnings while providing a platform for fellow freelancers to discover job opportunities and connect with others who were also pursuing their self-employment goals.

That mission will stay the same but there’s something about me that’s different…

I accepted a full-time job.

I’ll give you a minute to let that sink in.

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Yup, a full-time job.

I shared this on social media not too long ago, so for some of you this won’t be a total surprise.

“If I ever go back to working in a corporate environment it’s going to be because it’s a job I believe in and think worth giving up the lifestyle I’ve created for myself and my family. There are very few opportunities that would be worth it to me.”

I wrote that in a blog post earlier this year and I share it with you today because the job I’ve accepted is one that I have always hoped would come to be for me. In a way, I look back and feel as though I manifested it into existence. Everyone’s idea of a dream job is different but when I stop to think of the steps I’ve taken throughout my career, there’s no full-time job that my skills are better suited for than this one and it’s a challenging position that I’m excited to take on.

I took a lot into consideration, knowing full well this would completely change not only my life but my husband’s. The question, “Is it worth it?” was constantly on our minds. We talked a lot, thought out several scenarios and at the end of the day, the answer was always, yes. Truthfully speaking, I was also simply ready for a change.

Now, I know what you’re probably thinking, “If you’re full-time now, how will The Scope fit in?”

I am still incredibly passionate about self-employment and helping others pursue their professional goals.

Experiencing this transition in my career also helped me realize that some of you may be freelancing in an area you’re passionate about with hopes it leads to a full-time opportunity in that profession. All of our stories and goals are different and as far as I’m concerned, The Scope is now my side hustle and I’m excited to continue sharing with and growing our community.

Here’s what you can expect from me moving forward:

  • Weekly freelance job round-ups

  • Weekly newsletters with valuable freelance resources and freebies

  • Bi-monthly articles written to help grow your professional skills and enhance your freelance business

  • Community spotlights on your fellow freelancers from around the world

  • A soon-to-launch online learning course to help unlock your freelance business potential

I spent the first half of 2019 working on a course to help aspiring and new freelancers navigate the financial fundamentals they’ll need to master when pursuing self-employment. I’ve been waiting to share this officially but there’s no better time than now. My aim is to launch the course before the end of the year, so stay tuned for updates!

I’ve always been the type of person who needs a passion project and thrives with personal goals. The freelancer spirit continues to shine bright in me and looking towards the future, I’m eager for what’s in store.

The bottom line is this: I’m still committed to The Scope and its mission. I’m excited for this next chapter as I take on a new path in my career and to continue sharing learnings and connecting with all of you.

To adventure!


AUDREY ADAIR IS THE FOUNDER OF ‘THE SCOPE’ AND A SEASONED COMMUNICATIONS PROFESSIONAL. SHE STARTED ‘THE SCOPE’ TO PROVIDE RESOURCES AND COMMUNITY TO FREELANCERS AND THE SELF-EMPLOYED. CONNECT WITH AUDREY ON INSTAGRAM, YOUTUBE AND LINKEDIN.